Derek Carr Will Replace QB Aaron Rodgers on Pro Bowl Roster

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was voted into the 2015 NFL Pro Bowl, but he won’t be taking place in it due to an undisclosed injury.

Many would argue that other quarterbacks had a better overall season than the Packers star QB, and one of them is rising star quarterback Derek Carr of the Oakland Raiders.

Carr, who threw for 3,987 yards and a 32-13 touchdown to interception split in 2015, was named as Aaron Rodgers’ replacement on the Pro Bowl roster, giving him his first Pro Bowl selection in just his second NFL season.

“First, I want to thank God for the opportunity to be able to go to Hawaii,” said Derek Carr on being named to the team. “Secondly, I want to thank my family, my friends, my teammates, my coaches and all of Raider Nation for their support. Third, I want to thank everyone who voted for me and all of the opposing players and coaches that voted for me. That means more to me than they know. Go Raiders!”

Rich Gannon was the last Raiders quarterback to be named to the Pro Bowl prior to Carr being named today. Carr has thrown 53 touchdowns in his first two seasons, the second most by a player through his first two seasons in NFL history.

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